REMINDER: Products from Palatine Valley Dairy Cheese in Nelliston, Fariello’s Confectionery in Amsterdam, Rulison Honey Farms in the Town of Florida and Smith’s Orchard Bake Shop in Charlton are featured in the 2015 4-H spring product sale in Fulton and Montgomery Counties. Proceeds from the sale benefit 4-H Youth Development programming in the two-county region. For more information contact the 4-H office at 518-673-5525. The sale ends February 28th so order soon!!
The Cornell Cooperative Extension Office of Fulton and Montgomery Counties will be closed December 23rd- January 5th for the Christmas/New Years Holiday. We wish everyone a Happy Holiday!
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is looking for landowners to help with a large-scale study of wild turkey movements, survival, and harvest. This study will involve turkey hens being captured and fitted with leg bands. The objective of the banding study is to examine harvest rates, survival rates, and movements of hens.
DEC is seeking landowners in Regions 3 through 9 who would be interested in allowing birds to be trapped on their land, as well as alerting project coordinators when they see turkeys on their property. View the attached list to identify the project coordinator in your region and become part of this project.
On Friday, November 7, over 120 Fulton and Montgomery county 4-H members, family members and volunteers celebrated their annual recognition night at the Amsterdam Elk’s Lodge. Throughout the year 4-Hers participate in projects ranging from woodworking and sewing, to horticulture and animal science. These projects culminate in exhibits at the Fonda Fair in late August, where 4-Hers show off their work to the general public. The members who document activities in their record books and turn them in to be judged on merit are eligible to receive project award discs, a symbol of their years’ worth of hard work and dedication to their projects.
Join us for the Cornell Cooperative Extension Annual Meeting! The meeting will be held in Johnstown at the Shirley Luck Senior Citizen Center at 109 East Main Street on November 19th at 7:00pm. The annual meeting will feature guest speaker Lori Brewer (Sr. Extension Associate-Horticulture). Lori will be speaking about the Master Gardener program and connecting research based knowledge to gardening.
7:00pm Desert, Beverage and Networking
7:30pm Guest Speaker Lori Brewer
Followed by election results for board and committee members and comments by the Executive Director Brian Gilchrist and Board President Russ Kelly.
Please RSVP by November 14th to 519-673-5525 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On November 4th Election Day, thirty-three Fulton/Montgomery 4-Hers and Volunteers traveled to several polling locations throughout Montgomery County as part of the Capital District Election Service Project. When the polls closed at 9:00pm the youth and volunteers waited for the results from each polling machine, recorded them and then called the results in to the media so that the pre-liminary results could be posted that evening.
This was a great learning experience for the 4-H youth and volunteers! The above photo is of Mackenzie and Dorothy Hart viewing the polling machine printouts and recording their results.
Come join Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners Mary Ann Charon, Joan Eckler and Bob Farrell on November 20th or December 4th to learn how to create your very own wreaths during this hands-on workshop. This workhsop will be held at the Shirley Luck Senior Citizen Center, (109 East Main St.), Johnstown.
Instructors will demonstrate the techniques and participants will each make two wreaths—one pinecone and one balsam. All materials will be supplied.
This class is limited to 15 participants—Register on or before November 19th. Must have at least 5 to hold workshop. Cost is $20 per person and is required to guarantee a spot. To register call Cornell Cooperative Extension, 518-673-5525 ext 113.
Inviting all Fulton/Montgomery 4-H members, families and 4-H volunteers to celebrate the 2013-2014 4-H year. This year's Recognition Night is on November 7th at the Amsterdam Elks (8 Fourth Ave.). Please RSVP to the 4-H office, if you are unable to come for the potluck please join us for the awards ceremony
Please bring a dish to share for the potluck supper as well as a serving utensil for your food item. Please let us know by 12 noon on November 6th what food you will be bringing and how many people from your 4-H club or family will be attending. We are looking for 4-H member and volunteer families to bring meat/cheese platters, veggies and dip, fruit platters, baked beans, salads, main dishes. Each dish should serve 15-20 people. The 4-H Office will be providing beverages, deserts, plates, utensils and napkins.
4-H member project award discs will be presented as well as 4-H volunteer certificates and tenure pins. Special recognition will go to outstanding 4-H members and volunteers. 4-H premium checks will also be available for 4-H members who exhibited items at the 2014 Fonda Fair and completed and submitted their 4-H Member Record Books by October 15th.
** Come Dressed in Your Best “4-H Spirit” Attire and Accessories! **